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Articles from the August 11, 2021 edition

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 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 11, 2021

First Bank hosts Customer Appreciation luncheon

First Bank of Montana hosted its first customer appreciation luncheon Thursday afternoon as a way of thanking the community for its support of the new branch that opened in our town. "The whole point...

 

"Pullin for the Fair" Chouteau County Fair August 19-22

In other words--pulling for each other. This year, the Chouteau County Fair is a go after being determined not to have one last year due to COVID-19. The theme is Pullin For The Fair. The Fair will be held August 19-22. Pig Wrestling will be held...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 11, 2021

Fire Danger Prevails

I live on Hopp Road and received a text message there was a fire out my way. I got in my Ford Explorer to research it out, and as soon as I was away from the shelterbelt, I saw the fire. It was already burning up Eagle Butte. The wind was strong, and...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 11, 2021

Big Sandy Activities desperately needs employees

"Hey community! We need to save this business! Can you give us 5 to 8 hours once a week? One person once a week. That's between $50 and $80 someone can earn. One person once a day. It's just if...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    August 11, 2021

Green Acres

Due to the extended drought in Montana, water availability in many areas is severely limited. Reservoirs have dried up and are becoming covered in weeds. Montana State University Extension educators are cautioning livestock managers to evaluate weed...

 

Senior Center News

Menu Thursday, August 12-Beef -n- Broccoli over noodles, Jello, and dessert. Friday, August 13- Mac n Cheese, with little smokies, veggies, and pudding. Monday, August 16- Chicken Fajita, chips, nad dessert. Tuesday, August 17- Salisbury Steak,...

 

Janis Reichelt-Kaiser

Janis Reichelt-Kaiser, a retired small business owner and life-long resident of Big Sandy, MT, died of natural causes on July 10, 2021, at the age of 83. Janis is survived by her son, Mark (Connie);... Full story

 

Jane Marie Schwartz

Jane Marie Schwartz, 78, of Billings, MT passed away on July 28, 2021, surrounded by her family. Jane was born to Harley Hurd and Bernita Burns in Fort Benton, MT on August 11, 1942. She grew up in... Full story

 

Lynda Edwards

Grandmother, longtime nurse and lover of all animals, Lynda Edwards, 74, of Pablo, Montana, died on July 29, 2021, in the Ronan Hospital where she suffered a massive stroke after being admitted to the... Full story

 

Patching Cracks

When I wake up in the morning, there is a sliver of time between when I get out of bed and when my children get up and running. In that time, the house is quiet. The kids aren’t talking, arguing, running around, asking questions, singing songs, or...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 11, 2021

2021 Central Montana Fair Person of the Year; Lester & Carol Sluggett

Lester and Carol Sluggett have been a ranching, agricultural, and rodeo minded team since they married June 2, 1962. Lester came from a farm/ranch that his father Lester Sluggett Sr homesteaded in...

 

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